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Best Gifts for Teens - Presents for Teenagers

Updated on July 1, 2017

It doesn`t matter if you are looking for a birthday present for your teenage (son/daughter/nephew/niece) or if Christmas is already there and you still hasn`t decided what to offer.

The decision is never easy... they are never happy with things chosen by grownups and because of that it is very important to start by making an unwisely choice - they will love it!

Surprise us!

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Knowing your teen...

... can make things much easier for you.

You may find great clues just by watching what they love to do with their time.

Some like to read and or listen to music, others just stand there doing nothing... there are the sportive kind of teen and those are not easy to track - they never standstill and you will probably find some difficulties being around them enough time to find out what they really like.

There are also a few teens who will only be satisfied if you offer them a luxurious and expensive gift... well, if you think he/she deserves it then why not!?

But you can not give up already! This hub will help you on your task and in the end you will get your teen`s appreciation and respect. You will never ever be an old and uninteresting person in their eyes.

Every teen loves to be surprised and that is one of the ways to choose a gift for a teen - go for something they will never remember of...

Like a nice HD Camcorder which any teen dreams about but probably won`t expect to get anytime soon.

You can even send an anonymous gift like a web camera to your teenager and then connect with him/her through video-conference and only then reveal who offered them their new webcam.

I suggest you try to think of other stuff beside the examples included in this hub, the choices are endless!

Good luck!

First suggestion:

If your teen loves animals and always wished to own a pet, then this next gift will make him/her happy and impressed by your originality.

Nothing better than an original fish bowl which hangs on the wall...

This is also a good gift because little fishes tend to make good friends among teenagers, they will not make much of a filthiness and that should be enough for you to choose a little fish instead of a dog or a bird... don`t you agree!?

Few teens does not like to hear music...

A great way to please any teen who loves music is to offer a music gift card and let him/her choose the music they like the most.

iTunes Gift Cards will give them a great music selection to choose from.

It is easy to give (you can even email it) and any teenager will give good use to it.

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And the best way to keep them occupied without driving you crazy with their music is to offer them a good set of headphones.

It is important to choose a stylish model, no teenager will want to wear a pair of ugly and heavy headphones.

They will love to wear them and you will be able to rest your ears.

Hummm... I love your smell!

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Teens are always thinking about pleasing the other gender...

So there is nothing better than offer them something that will make them look good.

Clothes and accessories are also good choices but first comes hygiene... most teenagers will consider the following gift as rubbish but wait until they find out the power of smell.

After using it for the first time and experience the results on their friends they will be looking forward to get another of your gifts in the future.

Teens always love recreational activities

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Listen to music while riding

If your teen loves sports and the outdoors perhaps bicycles and music are his/her things... then you should try something that he/she will never leave behind:

Buy them an iHome Bike - Bicycle Speakers for iPod

If you want to earn their respect you must make sure they will remember who gave them the best gift ever!

Gifts for Teens: How About a Lexus?

You can not afford a Lexus?

Then you can always offer a nice RC car to your teen.

They might think it`s a simple toy but after they experience the power and control of modern Electric RC cars they will spend lots of time playing with it.

Like any other hobby radio controlled cars help teenagers finding new friends and spend good time outdoors having fun.

Depending on your budget there are many RC cars on the market to choose from.

Your comments and gift suggestions are most welcome

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    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      6 years ago from Portugal

      Hi Mintonka! Thank you for stopping by! I`m sure you`ll find something they`ll like... after all who doesn`t like gifts!? :)

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      Linda Rogers 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      What a useful and informative hub. I am raising two teens and can never get enough gift ideas. Nice list here.

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Hey Jean, very nice to meet you. Thanks for your comment, and you should try joining hubpages... I`m sure you`ll do fine! See you :)

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      Old Jean 

      8 years ago

      hello. that young man on one of the pictures shown does not look much like a teenager and i would never dream of getting my grand daughters one of those bms bikes. they are far too dangerous. perfume is a brilliant idea. well done for this document it must of been very difficult. my eldest grand daughter taught me how to compute. i'm still getting to grips!

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Hi JamaGenee, I have that same problem... I`m an eternal teenager :D

      But we can always play with the RC cars together. Is there a better way to strengthen the bonds with them? ;)

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Eheheh... you`re right, Robie. In fact teenagers usually prefer motorcycles (at least I did) but cars can be safer for them. So, why not a Lexus :D

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      Joanna McKenna 

      8 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Are you kidding? RC cars never went to the intended teens on my list. I always had too much fun playing with them myself. The teens got gift cards instead. ;D

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      Roberta Kyle 

      8 years ago from Central New Jersey

      a lexus??? not just for teens I think:-)

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Hey Laura, thanks for stopping by. Hope you`ll find the perfect gift for your step daughter :)

      We all have different preferences but teenagers tend to imitate their models so it`s expectable for them to seek other`s approval... like our parents we also wish our teens could grow more slowly while enjoying those great years ;)

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      Laura Izett 

      8 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Some great suggestions, especially about music. my step daughter is 13 so it's awkward guessing what exactly she's into. I'm going with something music or books. We don't like to think of our kids as wanting to please the opposite sex- seems like she is still to young for that, but I know it's probably right. Great hub!

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Thanks Audrey, I`m very glad you like it!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Excellent suggestions on gifts for teens. Very well done!

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Eheheheh if you keep kidding like that you´ll never grow up to be a teenager :p :D

      Keep that spirit mate... who knows, maybe you´ll get that new road bike this year :)

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You didn't give me much last year! I was expecting a new road bike! Be careful out there Bud!

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Hey Robie, thanks for commenting ;)

      I´m glad you like it and I hope it can be useful for people looking for something to offer their teenagers :D

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      Roberta Kyle 

      8 years ago from Central New Jersey

      hmmm great gift ideas for teens-- very good for me as I am always at a loss for what to get them

    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Hi Princessa!! It´s also great to be back :)

      I´ll have to find time in the future and write more hubs again.

      Thanks for commenting and for the suggestion, I´ll also add some Amazon music gift card as a great gift for teens ;)

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      8 years ago from France

      Hey!!!! So happy to see you back in the HubMob.

      Music is always a winner idea gift with teenagers,


    • funride profile imageAUTHOR

      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Ehehehe... de facto não tenho tido muito tempo livre, espero vir a ter mais disponibilidade para investir aqui no futuro próximo :)

      Thanks for commenting and for the support ;)

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      8 years ago from Currently in this universe

      Yo! Andaste uns tempos desaparecido.

      bem vindo de volta!


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